Crisafulli, Chris Latvala reel in $$
From our friends at News Service of Florida:
CRISAFULLI RAKES IN CASH DURING QUARTER
Rep. Steve Crisafulli, a Merritt Island Republican who is expected to become House speaker after the 2014 elections, raised $155,183 in campaign contributions between July 1 and Sept. 30, according to the state Division of Elections website. Overall, Crisafulli has raised $222,883, while spending only $35,295, for his re-election bid in House District 51. No opponents have filed paperwork to challenge Crisafulli in the Brevard County district.
CHRIS LATVALA RAISES $90K IN HD 67
Republican Chris Latvala raised $90,105 in less than two months as he launched his bid to succeed term-limited Rep. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater, in House District 67, according to the state Division of Elections website. Latvala, the son of Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, opened his campaign account Aug. 5 and appears to have built a huge fund-raising lead over two other Republicans, Christopher Shepard and Frederick Thomson, who opened accounts earlier. Campaign-finance reports for the quarter ending Sept. 30 are due Thursday. Thomson has not raised any money, while Shepard had raised $200 through June 30.
DEMOCRAT ENTERS CROWDED RACE FOR NELSON SEAT
Grand Island Democrat Jake Seymour has filed paperwork to run next year in House District 31, which will be an open seat because Rep. Bryan Nelson, R-Apopka, faces term limits. Seymour last week joined six Republicans who have opened campaign accounts for the race, according to the state Division of Elections website. District 31 includes parts of Lake and Orange counties